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Guiding Principles


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To provide access to current informational, educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities that enrich the lives of the members of our community.

Values and Guiding Principles

Sustainable We use teamwork and collaboration to achieve the five pillars of sustainability (governance, environment, economy, society, culture) adopted by our communities. If you would like to find out more about sustainability in Olds, please see the Town of Olds website.  

Access We will provide equal access to services for all members of the community regardless of age, culture, physical and mental, educational & financial abilities.  

Responsive We are responsive to our public by being creative, innovative and flexible.

Integrity We are accountable to all with trust, respect and high levels of integrity. 

Plan of Service

Priorities (2015-2017 Strategic Plan)

Create Young Readers: Early Literacy

Children from birth to age five will have programs and services designed to ensure that they will enter school ready to learn to read, write, and listen.

Stimulate Imagination: Reading, Viewing, and Listening for Pleasure

Residents who want materials to enhance their leisure time will find what they want when and where they want them and will have the help they need to make choices from among the options.

Satisfy Curiosity: Lifelong Learning

Residents will have the resources they need to explore topics of personal interest and continue to learn throughout their lives.

Read the full Plan of Service


View the Olds Municipal Library Policies


Olds Municipal Library also follows bylaws. See our Bylaw Schedules.

Your Privacy

The Olds Municipal Library is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to its website. In accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP), and with our policy on the Confidentiality of Users’ Records, your personal information will not be collected on this website unless you choose to use online products and services that require it. Your personal information will then only be used to provide you with the library services that you select, and for no other purpose. Olds Municipal Library does not track the websites you visit when using library computers.

We use Google Analytics to see how library websites are being used. The data retrieved from Google Analytics is anonymous; we are not able to connect it with specific users. For people who prefer to disable Google Analytics tracking of their web use, Google provides a browser add-on that automatically prevents information from being sent to Google Analytics. Follow the link to find out more about this add-on.